This year the OpenStack® Summit returned to Boston, Massachusetts. The Summit was held the week after the annual Red Hat® Summit, which was also held in Boston. The combination of the two events, back to back, made for an intense, exciting and extremely busy few weeks.
More than 5,000 attendees and 1,000 companies were in attendance for OpenStack Summit. Visitors came from over 60 countries and could choose from more than 750 sessions.
And of course all sessions and keynotes are now easily accessible for online viewing at your own leisure.
The Summit proved to be a joyful information overload and I’d like to share with you some of my personal favorite moments.
Continue reading “Back to Boston! A recap of the 2017 OpenStack Summit”
In the previous two blogposts (Part 1 and Part 2) we demonstrated how to create a dynamic Ansible inventory file for a running OpenStack cloud. We then used that inventory to run Ansible-based validations with the ansible-playbook command from the CLI.
In the final part of our series, we demonstrate how to run those same validations using two new methods: the OpenStack scheduling service, Mistral, and the Red Hat OpenStack director UI.
Continue reading “Using Ansible Validations With Red Hat OpenStack Platform – Part 3”
In Part 1 we demonstrated how to set up a Red Hat OpenStack Ansible environment by creating a dynamic Ansible inventory file (check it out if you’ve not read it yet!).
Next, in Part 2 we demonstrate how to use that dynamic inventory with included, pre-written Ansible validation playbooks from the command line.
Continue reading “Using Ansible Validations With Red Hat OpenStack Platform – Part 2”
Ansible is helping to change the way admins look after their infrastructure. It is flexible, simple to use, and powerful. Ansible uses a modular structure to deploy controlled pieces of code against infrastructure, utilizing thousands of available modules, providing everything from server management to network switch configuration.
With recent releases of Red Hat OpenStack Platform access to Ansible is included directly within the Red Hat OpenStack Platform subscription and installed by default with Red Hat OpenStack Platform director.
In this three-part series you’ll learn ways to use Ansible to perform powerful pre and post deployment validations against your Red Hat OpenStack environment, utilizing the special validation scripts that ship with recent Red Hat OpenStack Platform releases.
Continue reading “Using Ansible Validations With Red Hat OpenStack Platform – Part 1”